St. Brigid of Kildare
St. Bridgid retablo Patron of Infants, Midwives, Nuns, Poets, Poultry Farmers, Illegitimate Children Brigid of Kildare was an Irish nun who lived 451-525 AD. She shared her name with the pagan goddess who is responsible for song, poetry and craftsmanship. These are considered 'the flames of knowledge' in Ireland. She founded a monastery for both nuns and monks. She showed great compassion and generosity, particularly toward the poor. It is said she gathered up straw to make a cross for a man who was dying. It is customary to have 'Brigid's Cross' in the ceiling of your house so it won't burn down. "St. Bridgid, ask for us all today the courage to do God's bidding, whatever the world may say, the grace to be strong and valiant, the grace to be firm and true, the grace to be faithful always, to God, his Mother, and you." Specific Sizes - Width x Height Pocket - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" Ornament - 2 1/2" x 4 1/8" Small - 3 1/2" x 6" Large - 4 1/2" x 9 1/4"